Reading has been a life-long pleasure. One of the first things I obtain when I move to a new community is a library card!
Reading opens us to worlds, experiences, and knowledge beyond ourselves. It is a way to grow without even leaving our home. I always try to make sure I am reading books about topics or viewpoints that I might not agree with, as a way to push me beyond my comfort zone.
The books I’m reading these days — because I never read just one book at a time — are:
As we continue to grow into the wide expanse of our conference and, thanks to COVID, learn how to work from home, I realize I need more skills in how to lead! How do we grow our identity as a conference and as staff? How do we encourage professional identity? How do we help one another, when so much work is from home, have a better work/life balance?
I've heard several friends talk about the impact this book has had on their spiritual lives. Always looking for ways to increase my prayer life, This book looks at the connection between Christian contemplation and Centering Prayer. I am looking forward to exploring the practice of Centering Prayer.
I try to include fiction into my reading schedule. This felt like the perfect summer read. Set in NY, this is described as "a warm, funny and acutely perceptive debut novel about four adult siblings and the fate of the shared inheritance that has shaped their choices and their lives."
Watch this page because it will be updated regularly. Tell me your thoughts on any of these books. Feel free to email Bishop Oliveto and recommend books that matter to you!
I look forward to seeing where our books will take us.